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REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND Post OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

VOTE 4.

POST OFFICE PACKET SERVICE.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Expenses of the Post OFFICE PACKET SERVICE, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

Expenditure, Sub- compared with Grant. u SERVICE. GRANT. ExPENDITURE. Head. Less More than Granted. than Granted. CONTRACTS. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. A. United Kingdom - - - - 173,700 – – 172,111 3 4 1,588 16 8 -B. Europe - - - - - 28,785 - - 28,512 19 5 272 - 7 * C. America - - - - - |304,450 – – 215,474 8 3 |88,975 11 9 D. Africa - - - - - - || 32,730 – – 32,420 12 6 309 7 6 E. Asia and Australia - - 355,000 – – |340,923 10 9 ||14,076 9 3 F. Canada and China - - - - || 60,000 – – 60,000 — – - -Gross Total. . e.954,665 - – 849,442 14 3 |105.222 5 9 – *-* Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure. £. 105,222 5 9 Deficiency of Appropriations in Deduct Aid Realised. G. Appropriations in Aid - 172,875 – – 162,333 10 – £. 10,541 10 Net Surplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL - £. 781,790 – – 687,109 4 3 £. 94,680 15 9

REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

Vote 4.—POST OFFICE PACKET SERVICE—continued.

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—The amount provided for probable variation in Agreements, etc., was not all required.

C.—(1) Non-renewal of the Royal Mail Company's West Indian Contract; (2) the amount provided for sea sorting in the case of the Cunard Service was not required; and (3) a saving in the provision for growth of mails for the United States.

E.—The greater part of the amount provided for contingencies was not required owing to the establishment of an Australian Service maintained by the Commonwealth.

G.—APPROPRIATIONS IN AID.—Year ended 31st March 1906.

- Amount | Amount NATURE OF RECEIPT. Estimated. Received.

Contribution to cost of earlier transmission of Outward £. s. d. £. s. d

American Mails on Saturdays by the Cunard Line - - 1,553 – — 1,553 – — Contributions to cost of West Indies Mail Service by

Antigua, Barbados, British Guiana, Dominica, Grenada,

Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.

Vincent, Tortola, and Trinidad (provisional) - - - 24,600 – – * 6,150 – – Contributions to cost of Falkland Islands Mail Service by

the Colony - - - - - - - - 2,500 – – 2,500 – – Contributions to cost of West African Mail Service by

Gambia, Gold Coast, Lagos, Sierra Leone and Northern and

Southern Nigeria - - - - - - - - - 4,600 – — 4,600 – – Contribution by the Admiralty to cost of outward call at

Ascension - - - - - - - - - 780 – – 780 – – Contributions to cost of East Indies and China Mail

Services by India, Ceylon, Straits Settlements, and

Hong Kong (including arrears) - - - - - || 116,530 – – it 120,688 – — Contributions to cost of Canada and China Service by the

Dominion of Canada (15,000l.) and by the Admiralty

(7,312l.) - - - - - - - - - - 22,312 – – | f 26,062 10 –

ToTAL Appropriations in Aid - - - £. 172,875 – — 162,333 10 |

In addition, the sum of £6,888 1s 8d., the final balance of the Captains' and Masters' Widows’ Fund was paid into the Exchequer as an Extra Receipt.

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Estimates and Receipts.

* The West Indian contribution ceased on the termination of the Royal Mail Company's Contract on the 30th June, 1905.

f The arrears were slightly under-estimated.

: Includes one quarterly contribution from Canada proper to 1906–7.

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REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

WoTE 4.—POST OFFICE PACKET SERVICE—continued.

The Surplus of 46,294l. 6s. 1d., shown in the Account of Vote IV., “Post Office Packet Service,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

L. Maclean, Principal Book-keeper. Charles A. King, General Post Office, Comptroller and Accountant General, 30 November 1906. Accounting Officer.

I certify that this Account has been examined by officers under my directions, in accordance with the 29th Section of the Act 29, and 30 Vic. c. 39, including a test audit as directed by Treasury Minute of 27 March 1899, and that the Account is correct.

Examined, John A. Kempe,
W. M. Martin. Comptroller and Auditor General.

REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND Post OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

VOTE 4.

POST OFFICE PACKET SERVICE.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL. 1. It is observed that, in addition to the sum of 162,333l. 10s. -d, realised as Appro- Extra 8. in Aid of the Vote, a sum of 6,888l. 1s 8d., representing the final balance of the ićceipts. aptains' and Masters' Widows’ Fund, has been paid direct into the Exchequer.

2. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 94,680l. 15s. 9d.

Surplus.
- £, s. d.
Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - - 954,665 – —
Expenditure (Gross) - - - - - - - 849,442 14 3
Net Surplus - - - £105,222 5 9

Deduct—

Estimated Appropriations in Aid not realised 10,541 10 –
Total Amount to be Surrendered - - £. 94,680 15 9

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

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